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How do I write on disks with my new usb floppy drive on a MAC

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Any USB external Floppy drive will work with any computer with a USB port, but if you have Windows 98 you will need an USB driver.

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SOURCE: lacie usb floppy drive won't format a disc

on the floppy disk there should be a little switch push it across
now put in right click options format

Posted on Aug 29, 2009

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SOURCE: mac won't recognize usb drive

I devised these simple steps that tend to remedy quite a few issues with most USB portable / external hard drives and devices (though not always)

A few things to check but assumes USB and Windows for other interfaces / operating systems similar steps may be adapted to suit.

1. Ensure it is connected directly to the computer to a USB 2.0 port not a USB 1.0 port as this can have effects on performance and reliability

2. Use only the cables that came with it NOT one that fits that may have been lying around or is longer. Not all USB cables are equal even though they should be)

3. Do not connect through an external USB HUB unless that hub is USB 2.0 AND has its own power supply.

4. Use ONLY the power supply that came with it if it has an external power supply Don’t use any other unless you know it has both the same voltage and current rating e.g. 12V 500mA anything rated below that would not work properly.

5. Always use the same port for connecting your devices. Some devices do not like being switched about. If switched they may want to install software / drivers again. This can be especialy true if you move a HUB to another port

If you checked and fixed anything there and still have issues then check your hardware from CONTROL PANEL / SYSTEM / HARDWARE.

Any exclamation marks by hardware need fixing before you investigate any further
For MAC users I am sorry but apart from the above steps that is all I can offer.

Posted on Sep 01, 2009

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SOURCE: download usb floppy disk driver on windows vista

have you try to download the driver from this link ?
http://www.bestdrv.com/samsung_sfd_321u_ep_driver_83033.htm

Posted on Sep 06, 2009

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SOURCE: Don't have floppy disk drive but I get floppy diskette se failure

Go to the control Panel > Device Manager > scroll to drives, right click on "A" drive and disable it. You can also go into the computers BIOS settings....usually the Delete key when you see the manufacturers splash screen on boot up. When you are in the BIOS, go to the computer peripherals and disable the A drive if it is listed. Hit F10 and reboot.

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Or you may have to plug the floppy in, then reboot, to get the Mac to recognize it, especially with a USB port. Some old Windozz machines were like that...maybe your Mac too????

Mac OS is very close to Linux/Unix systems, which have awful support for floppy drives. That's another possibility.

If your windows machine can't read the disk, makes me think the floppy drive is bad or you have corrupted files on the disk. Try a couple known good floppy disks on the Windoz box and see what happens. Or another removable floppy drive. They cost $5 to $10 now.

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The simple answer to your question is yes. The trick is getting the external floppy drive.

If you have one you should be able to connect it to you mac and simply drag the files on to your desktop. Depending what the files are you should then be able to still read them and save them on the mac in a new format.

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